New Partners for Paces in 20th anniversary year

27th September 2017

Paces, the leading Sheffield charity supporting children and adults with cerebral palsy and other motor disorders, have two exciting new partnerships which will support their work.

Sheffield United have named Paces as one of the club's six charity partners for this season they will assist with fundraising activities and will help create awareness of the charity. As part of the partnership, Sheffield United first team midfielder Chris Basham and ladies' team midfielder Kim Brown will be Player Ambassadors for Paces. They both attended the launch of Paces' new Inclusive Play Area in September at the Paces Campus in High Green. Dave McCarthy, operations director at Sheffield United, said: "It was a very difficult decision to make, there are so many good charities out there but we are delighted with our choices. At United, we pride ourselves on being a community-focused, family club, and we're very excited about working with Paces in the coming weeks and months - we believe these new partnerships can make a real difference." TSB have also named Paces as a Local Charity Partner for 2017/2018. Every year, TSB branches and offices ask customers for nominations as to who they should support and, from 27,000 nominations, Paces is one of the 458 new partners that the bank has picked. Paces will be working with colleagues from the TSB Meadowhall Branch in the year ahead. Paces is already proud to work with Irwin Mitchell Solicitors as the charity partner of the firm's Sheffield office they have supported the organisation with a range of events and activities throughout 2017 so far. Speaking about the partnerships, Natalie Yarrow, funding co-ordinator for Paces, said: "We are all thrilled that we have been chosen by Sheffield United and TSB as charity partners. This has fallen at an ideal time as it's our 20th anniversary this year, and these two new partnerships will certainly add value to the amazing support we have already received from Irwin Mitchell Solicitors. We very much look forward to working with the Blades and the bank to raise awareness of the specialist support we offer to children and adults with Cerebral Palsy and other motor disorders, and to their families too." Find out more about Paces at www.pacessheffield.org.uk

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